WorldCat Identities

Tate, Larenz

Works: 74 works in 210 publications in 6 languages and 7,555 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Television adaptations  Film adaptations  Trials, litigation, etc  Biography  Fiction  Biographical films  Interviews 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Author
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Larenz Tate
Ray by Taylor Hackford( Visual )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 1,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Flashing back intermittently to dream-like scenes from his hardscrabble rural childhood, "Ray" chronicles Ray Charles' remarkable rise from sideman and Chitlin Circuit fixture to innovator, icon, and international superstar. Yet even as Charles ascends to the heights of the musical and cultural elite, he remains hobbled by heroin addiction and compulsive womanizing, a prisoner to his own insatiable needs. Through it all, Ray Charles possessed a rock-solid confidence in his music, a statement of faith in the inclusiveness of American culture. Ray Charles made a place for himself in the America of the '40s and '50s, and promptly transcended the barriers that defined what that place was. He incorporated and encompassed R & B, soul, rock and roll, blues, jazz, country, pop, gospel--all American music--giving us the lush sounds he had always heard in his head, unifying America's disparate musical bits into a cohesive whole
Menace II society by Allen Hughes( Visual )
20 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and French and held by 808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young street hustler attempts to escape the rigors and temptations of the ghetto in a quest for a better life
The Postman by Kevin Costner( Visual )
22 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and French and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The year is 2013 and the future isn't what it used to be. There are no highways, no I-ways, no dreams of a better tomorrow-only scattered bands of terrorized survivors in what was once called the United States. Into this apocalyptic wasteland comes an enigmatic drifter with a mule, a knack for the works of Shakespeare and something he has yet to discover: the power to inspire hope
A man apart by Christian Gudegast( Visual )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sean Vetter knows everything there is to know about gang members and drug traffickers because used to be one of them. Now he is a DEA agent working to bring down the drug pipeline along the US/Mexican border. When Vetter's wife is murdered by a drug cartel, he will stop at nothing to seek vengeance for her death
With all deliberate speed ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On May 17, 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the case of Brown vs. Board of Education that the concept of "separate but equal" school segregation was unconstitutional. Director Peter Gilbert explores the history and legacy of the legal decision
Love Jones by Theodore Witcher( Visual )
10 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in Chicago, a beautiful photographer and a sweet-talking poet get together and discover romance
Crash by Paul Haggis( Visual )
17 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Several stories interweave during two days in Los Angeles after a car crash. Characters include: a black police detective, two car thieves, a distracted district attorney and his irritated and pampered wife, a racist veteran cop, a successful black Hollywood director and his wife, a Persian-immigrant father who buys a gun to protect his shop, a Hispanic locksmith and his young daughter who is afraid of bullets, and more
Dead presidents by Albert Hughes( Visual )
15 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"On the streets, they call cash dead presidents. And that's just what a Vietnam veteran is after when he returns home from the war, only to find himself drawn into a life of crime. With the aid of his fellow vets he plans the ultimate heist--a daring robbery of an armored car filled with unmarked U.S. currency!"--Container
The women of Brewster Place ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mattie Michael, whose life has been plagued by misfortunes, is alone in a ghetto tenement on Brewster Place. She gradually unites the other tenement women to help them struggle for a new life
Waist deep by Vondie Curtis-Hall( Visual )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and French and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
O2 is an ex-con who is trying to go straight. His life takes a deadly turn when his son gets kidnapped in a carjacking and held for ransom by a ruthless druglord. With a street-smart hustler as his partner and his shady cousin along for the ride, O2 races through the violent streets of Los Angeles in a desperate attempt to outsmart rival gangs and save his son
Biker boyz by Reggie Rock Bythewood( Visual )
4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Smoke" Galloway is the leader of the Black Knights, an underground motorcycle club. Smoke, like most of his fellow Knights, is a successful white collar worker who can afford fancy leathers and top quality bikes who is willing take on anyone in a drag race, legal or no. Kid is a gifted young rider whose father was once Smoke's mechanic, who sets out to become the best biker he can in order to carry on his father's name and reputation
Why do fools fall in love ( Visual )
4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Based on a true story of love, music, and money. ... Three beautiful women visit record executive Morris Levy with one thing in mind: to claim the music royalties earned by their husband, the late, great '50s rock icon Frankie Lymon. They say good things and bad news always travel in threes: looks like the talented, troubled Frankie left more than his music behind."--Container
The Inkwell ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Inkwell Beach is a place where cool clothes, hot music and good friends turn a dull family trip into the summertime vacation of a lifetime
Love come down ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a sexy singer and a young comedian meet in a neighborhood nightclub, they both know it feels right. But after one incredible night together, the pressures of family secrets, their own fears and crippling addiction take over. They will have to sustain a rough emotional journey that must come full circle for their love to survive
Knockaround guys A man apart ; Boiler room ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stars Vin Diesel in three action films, including "Knockaround Guys" in which sons of gangsters are sent to pick up a bag of cash; "A Man Apart," about a DEA agent who goes after drug lords when his wife is murdered; and "Boiler Room," which goes deep into the cutthroat world of high finance
A man apart and Running scared ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Running scared (122 min., 2006): Rival mobs and dirty cops all want a missing gun that is linked to multiple murders
Alto impacto ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in Spanish and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"El asesinato de un hombre es el evento unificador de cinco historias sobre las relaciones humanas en las grandes ciudades del siglo XXI"--Container
Dead presidents A rage in Harlem ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mensajero del futuro ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in Spanish and Multiple languages and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Zhuang che Crash ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Brentwood housewife and her DA husband. A Persian store owner. Two police detectives who are also lovers. An African-American television director and his wife. A Mexican locksmith. Two car-jackers. A rookie cop. A middle-aged Korean couple ... They all live in Los Angeles. And during the next 36 hours, they will all collide ... Challenging and thought-provoking, Crash takes a provocative, unflinching look at the complexities of racial tolerance in contemporary America. Diving headlong into the diverse melting pot of post-9/11 Los Angeles, this compelling urban drama tracks the volatile intersections of a multi-ethnic cast of characters' struggles to overcome their fears as they careen in and out of one another's lives. In the gray area between black and white, victim and aggressor, there are no easy answers
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Audience level: 0.17 (from 0.08 for Ray ... to 1.00 for Why do foo ...)
WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
English (131)
French (11)
Spanish (4)
German (2)
Chinese (1)
Multiple languages (1)